2nd Sunday of Lent (B) March 4 2012

A. The Bible as Guide in Life and Liturgy (Sunday Readings) First Reading (Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18. The sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith. The story in Genesis 22:1-19 is regarded as one of the most brilliantly told narratives of the entire book of Genesis. As a story it is marvellously crafted. It has … [Read more…]

1st Sunday of Lent (B) Feb 26 2012

1st Sunday of Lent (B) (February 26 2012) A. The Bible as Guide in Life and Liturgy (Sunday Readings) First Reading (Genesis 9:8-15). In its biblical setting this passage comes at the end of the story of the flood (Genesis chapters 6-9). God had created the world and the human race. He blessed humanity and … [Read more…]

February 19 2012 7th Sunday of the Year (B)

February 19 2012 7th Sunday of the Year (B) A. The Bible as Guide in Life and Liturgy (Sunday Readings) First Reading (Isaiah 43:18-19, 21-22, 24-25). A divine promise of a new creation, to blot out sin. This day’s liturgical reading consists of three brief texts (two verses each) from a lengthy chapter in the … [Read more…]

February 12 2012 6th Sunday of the Year (B)

February 12 2012 6th Sunday of the Year (B) A. The Bible as Guide in Life and Liturgy (Sunday Readings)   First Reading (Leviticus 13:1-2, 45-46). Biblical law concerning leprosy. The leper must live apart. This biblical reading, on what is called “leprosy”, is chosen to go with the Gospel passage on Jesus’ cure of … [Read more…]

January 29 2012 4th Sunday of the Year (B)

January 29 2012 4th Sunday of the Year (B) A. The Bible as Guide in Life and Liturgy (Sunday Readings) First Reading (Deuteronomy 18:15-2). God will raise up a prophet, like Moses; to him one must listen. In the context of this reading, the Lord, God of Israel, is represented as telling Israel his people … [Read more…]

December 19th Christmas Day Sunday Dec 25th 2011

December 19th     Christmas Day Sunday Dec 25th 2011(Midnight Mass & Mass during the Day) A. The Bible as Guide in Life and Liturgy (Sunday/Feastday Readings) 1. Midnight Mass. The Humanity of Christ   First Reading (Isaiah 9:2-7). The historical background to this reading seems to have been the events of 732 BC when the Assyrian … [Read more…]

December 5 th 3rd Sunday of Advent (Gaudete “Rejoice” Sunday) Dec 11th 2011

December 5th   3rd Sunday of Advent (Gaudete, “Rejoice” Sunday) Dec 11th 2011 This third Sunday in Advent has been traditionally known in the Latin liturgy as Gaudete Sunday, from the opening word of the entrance antiphon Gaudete¸”Rejoice”, from the letter to the Philippians 4:4-7, a text given in full in the earlier Latin liturgy and … [Read more…]

2nd Sunday of Advent Dec 4th 2011

  November 28th                     2nd Sunday of Advent (Dec 4th 2011)   A. The Bible as Guide in Life and Liturgy (Sunday Readings) First Reading (Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11). This is the beginning of the second major division of the book of Isaiah, known as Deutero-(or Second) Isaiah. The reading is better understood when put in … [Read more…]

FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING Nov 20th 2011

November 14 Feast of Christ the King (Nov 20th 2011) Response to Faith with the Bible Bible texts: www.biblegateway.com A. The Bible as Guide in Life and Liturgy (Sunday Readings) B. The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day (November 14th for Feast of Christ the King, November 20th) A. Sunday Readings; B. Dialogue: … [Read more…]